Overview

This service is for parents, guardians and others with a significant connection to a child or youth. The focus is on the best interests of the child.

The mediation process includes these parties:

  • parents or guardians
  • a caseworker
  • a supervisor
  • other participants including children and youth (if the other parties agree)

A mediation discussion, which is conducted by an impartial mediator, may include these topics:

  • safety concerns
  • visits with children
  • expectations and timelines
  • communication between the parties
  • long-term plans for a child
  • family disputes affecting a child’s safety

These discussions are private and will not be used in court unless all the parties agree.

You can consult a lawyer at any time during the mediation process. You’ll receive a written copy of any agreements made during the process.

Contact

For more information, talk to your caseworker or call one of the below numbers.

Calgary and area

8:15 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm

Open Mon - Fri, closed statutory holidays

403-297-6981

Edmonton and area

8:15 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm

Open Mon - Fri, closed statutory holidays

780-427-8432

Other areas in Alberta

8:15 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm

Open Mon - Fri, closed statutory holidays

780-427-8350